Projects and Research

In addition to protection of and habitat restoration for sensitive amphibian species, Ellicott Slough National Wildlife Refuge strives to provide and enhance other native wildlife populations including birds, reptiles, mammals, invertebrates, and fish.  Strategies include:

  • Monitoring and inventorying species on the refuge
  • Surveying the health of amphibians
  • Researching the spread of disease and parasites of native amphibians and follow best management practices to prevent their spread
  • Controlling invasive species invasive species
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  • Working with partners
  • Offering volunteer opportunities to promote stewardship and appreciation of the refuge.